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PEN News: January 14, 2011‏

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SAVE THE DATES
January 19:
Viva the Belarus Free Theater


January 26:
Reckoning with Torture: Sundance Film Festival


February 2-5:
PEN at AWP in Washington, D.C.


February 7:
Writing Dangerously

OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer with the Readers & Writers Program

Orientation meetings for volunteers take place Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20, at the PEN office. Learn about coaching, assessing portfolios, and other ways to support New York City high school students.
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Spring Internships at PEN


PEN is looking for interns to work with Membership, the Executive Office, and in Online Publications/Social Media. [More]

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Upcoming Events



Viva the Belarus Free Theater

Billy Crudup, Don DeLillo, E.L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard, and others celebrate the Belarus Free Theater and the courage of hundreds of writers and artists targeted in the recent crackdown in Belarus. [More]




Reckoning with Torture: Sundance Film Festival

From the frontlines of the war on terror comes a one-of-a-kind performance/installation event directed for the stage by Doug Liman, featuring Paul Auster, Annie Proulx, George Saunders, Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, and others. [More]




PEN at AWP in Washington, D.C.

PEN will host two panels at the 2011 AWP conference: Making Peace with the Pen: How Teenage Boys Assert the Writer Within, and Celebrating 50 Years of Freedom to Write Advocacy. [More]




Writing Dangerously

How do children's and young adult authors approach controversial subjects, challenge convention, and confront the psychological risks of the creative process? Beverly Horowitz moderates a panel with Adam Gidwitz, Gary Golio, Nora Raleigh Baskin, and Rita Williams-Garcia. [More]
PEN Literary Awards



2011 Literary Awards Deadlines Approaching

The deadline for the 2011 PEN Literary Awards is approaching quickly. For new and revived awards--the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing--the deadline is March 3. For all other awards, the deadline is February 3. [More]
Advocacy News



PEN Calls on Smithsonian Institution to Reinstate Controversial Video

PEN American Center urges the Smithsonian to review the museum's decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's 1987 video "Fire in My Belly," which has been labeled "hate speech" by the Catholic League for its depiction of ants walking over a crucifix. [More]






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